Benchmarking Amazon's New EC2 "C3" Instance Types
Posted on: 11/21/2013 11:09 AM

Phoronix has benchmarked the performance of Amazon's new EC2 "C3" instance types

Benchmarking Amazon's New EC2 "C3" Instance Types


Last week Amazon unveiled the new "C3" instance types for their Elastic Compute Cloud platform. The C3 instance types deliver their highest processor performance in Amazon's cloud. The C3 instances are backed by Intel Xeon E5 "Ivy Bridge" processors, use SSD-based storage, support AVX and Turbo as part of the Ivy Bridge feature set, and also deliver on improved network performance in the cloud. Coming out of Phoronix today for helping you measure cloud performance are benchmarks of all the new C3 instance types and compared to some bare metal systems running locally.

Amazon also announced new I/O-focused instance types last week too, but of most interest to us at Phoronix are the C3 instance types for compute-intensive workloads. Over the conventional C1 instances, the C3 instances use the faster Intel Ivy Bridge processors and double the memory per vCPU and use solid-state storage.

Here's a table out of Amazon Web Services with the new instance types using Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 CPUs:



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